Elizabeth K. Gainer
Elizabeth K. Gainer is a National Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors and a Certified Pastoral Counselor through the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. She is licensed by the State of Florida as a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern (Lic. #IMH14246) and the State of Maryland as a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (Lic. #LGP7069). Ms. Gainer is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).
Ms. Gainer received her B.A. from the University of Florida, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and her M.S. in Mental Health Counseling in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. She began practicing psychotherapy in Baltimore, Maryland.
She specializes in providing spiritually integrative psychodynamic counseling to individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, loss & grief, transitional issues, and crises of meaning in life. Her approach helps clients identify what is not working in their lives and enables change of destructive emotional patterns, clearing the way for the individual growth and adoption of new, more effective life skills.
Ms. Gainer is a member of and active in many local organizations in Jacksonville including the Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Giving Alliance, OneJax, Palms Presbyterian Church, and Church Without Walls.